Muskies on Main Community Block Party will be happening in the Village on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2.
Families with children K-3 can attend “Book Me!” a fun story-to-life event at the New Concord Branch Library with Muskingum University students Saturday 10 a.m. “There is definitely something for everyone. The best part…admission is free!” said Tim Pollock, with the local non-profit for folk artists BiGFiSH. Alongside a Village Rummage Sale Saturday 1-4 p.m. in the pavilion park, Tim Pollock will emcee a “Big Mouth Storytelling Contest” with community judges and cash prizes sponsored by NCAARD (New Concord Arts & Recreation District) and BiGFiSH. Storytellers can register in advance on NCAARDs Facebook page.
(Saturday Sep. 1) National Storytelling Festival storyteller/songwriter Kim Weitkamp and local folk legend Barefoot McCoy perform beginning at 7 p.m. in the pavilion. Bring your lawn chairs. Come early to grab a spot!
(Sunday Sep. 2) At 2 p.m. the talented and inspirational Rushing Wind Biker Church Band will open the festivities. Farmers’ market vendors, community groups and boosters will be on hand along with fun children’s games and activities. Dove award Christian singer Mitch McVicker opens and closes the community Open Mic 3-6:30 p.m. hosted by Professor Jim Dooley, immediately followed with concert by country music sensation John King!